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Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
, the halls of state legislators and among leaders. energy, natural hastert, half the lands and wildlife. these are not democratic issues. they are not republican issues. here she is for everyone in every community. consider how americans think about these matters. some 80% of those are a great deal or fair amount about river, lake and reservoir pollution and water supply issues. 76% remain concerned a great deal about air pollution. even issues unrelated to human halls pulled very strongly. plant and animal extinctions generate concerns among 65% of americans. and let us ponder a few sober and health statistics this nation. in the 70s, 5% of kids who are overweight. today that number exceeds 33%. of those onset diabetes is now showing up in children. high blood pressure is affect the children. fewer than 10% of kids received daily physical education. even fewer outdoors. that's a bond is breaking between the young and the natural world. this is not okay. it is not okay for democrats. it is not okay for republicans. it is not okay for america. whatever the headlines in washington and the
Jan 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
not to return, depriving our economy and talented people that the energy and skills needed to drive innovation. we need to renew our tradition of attracting new citizens to our state and we need to help our young people stay here, raise their own families here and remain part of the future of new hampshire. [applause] cutting state support for public education is half, following the tobacco tax two years ago was shortsighted. [applause] [applause] it hurt our young people and it's not quickly address, one pair of future economic prosperity. we must begin to reverse course. in exchange, the university system working with isvs to increase the number of new hampshire's events admitted to a state colleges and universities and freeze in-state tuition. [applause] we must also recognize that not a race to choose is the same path and that community college system has developed innovative, nimble and cutting-edge programs to educate our citizens. we must continue to support their effort to build the strong workforce that our citizens need. [applause] i have always believed strongly in the power and val
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
can be into the energy sector, tourism site are coming you name it. it's a country that needs to be rebuilt and the idea of rebuilding a country means there's a lot of opportunity for people to find jobs. a lot of opportunity for people to create a pope that we shouldn't be afraid of saying it. haiti is a place like any other country. i'm not in favor of people trying to make a quick buck, but for the country to go there has to be wealth creation. there has to be a way to go to work and get jobs and there's multiple site there's a people interested in doing business can take on jobs today. thank you. >> thank you. please join me in thanking ambassador altidor. [applause] i know we had to leave shortly, but will turn to the next panel for judith to take over. >> thank you very much, ambassador altidor for those remarks and being so candid and open with us and passionate about the future of haiti. >> thank you. >> so now, we are going to turn to a panel of people who will bring some experience they have encountered working on the ground to tell you about some of the important ac
Jan 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
person at a time, you know. >> it makes me think that there is this whole energy around this book. the last time this energy was july of 2010. we are going back to those places and those people who are making those accusations and calling you a reverse racist. how do you feel being back now that you have the whole story? >> it feels good to know that i was able to use that same media to be able to get the story -- the wright story out. it's a feeling i can't explain. how great it feels to be able to sit here. it is really amazing. i made the decision years ago that i didn't want people to forget my father and what he meant to us. but i had no idea that i would be able to tell the story in this way. it feels great. >> what is so beautiful about this story? it's more than a book? is a living history? a love letter to choices, and it reminds us that without the feeling, the facts don't convey what history has been. and that as brutal as the history of african americans struggle for humanitarian rights and it has been humanity and love and family and choice and possibility and sacrifi
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
years. there's great energy around women's leadership in this country right now. we also turned out women voters in the largest ever independent program of ours called women vote in competitive races across the country, and we didn't just elect great historic numbers of women to congress but we helped elect president barack obama, who has been so good for women across the country. it was pretty clear this election was about women. it was about women candidates. it was about women donors we heard a lot of women's issues, some in a way i would prefer not to hear about, and we sure heard a lot about women voters who made these decisions. there's been a lot of talk about this new democratic coalition, the winning coalition of young people, hispanics, and women. kind of like that coalition. think that's a great coalition. but women want to keep -- women are not just a voting bloc or subset of the population. they are 51% of the population, that's a majority. and less than 55% of women voted for president obama. there was an 18-point gender gap in this election, and for every unmarried wo
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